Empowerment Creativity Skills for a Social Entrepreneur

In his wonderful book on Creativity, Lifelong Creativity, Dr. Pradip Khandwalla talks about the concept of Empowerment Creativity. . History of mankind is replete with examples of great men and women who dedicated their lives to uplift the downtrodden and the poor. Social entrepreneurs provide a great example of empowerment creativity. In this post I…
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"In-spite-of" attitude: A necessary attitude for doing business in Africa

Don't most of us have a perception that African countries are a tough environment for business? Yet, no matter how tough, you can succeed if you have an "in-spite-of" attitude. This is the experience of Nigerian entrepreneur Austin Okere, whose example illustrates this necessary attitude for doing business in Africa. Austin started Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)…
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Nigeria's post-colonial impoversihment

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a discussion about Nigeria's post-colonial impoverishment, and its evolution since it became independent in 1960. I learned many things about the country, and I though it might be interesting to share some of these insights with you. The discussion was led by Professor Catherine Duggan from Harvard Business…
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